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Mark Atkinson

Contributor, Autofile.ca

Upon graduation, Mark worked at Inside Track Motorsport News for six years before moving to Formula Media Group’s Carguide and World of Wheels magazines. He now enjoys freelancing for several auto-related print and online publications and is a long-standing member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). He lives in Fredericton, NB with his wife and five-going-on-fifteen-year-old daughter.

Recent Posts by Mark Atkinson

How much tax are Canadians paying on gasoline?

Taxes make up a big chunk of the price of gasoline in Canada Read More

Car Care Fuel Economy Safe Driving Tips Jun 3, 2016, 2:50 PM

What's happened to gas prices across Canada?

Gas prices in Canada have been on a gradual decline since the end of July Read More

Car Care Safe Driving Tips Fuel Economy Dec 1, 2015, 7:40 AM

ROAD TEST: The $70,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel

The Grand Cherokee Overland's big price tag brings a host of premium amenities Read More


DRIVEN: 2016 Honda Pilot ideal for family vacation

Honda's new Pilot is solidly in the running for the ultimate family vehicle Read More

New Cars Car Travel Aug 19, 2015, 12:45 PM

18 of the best back-to-school cars for students

Here are three choices each for commuters and weekenders, new, used and leased Read More

Car Buying New Cars Used Cars Aug 11, 2015, 10:30 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Hyundai Tucson a much tighter execution

The 2016 is the third generation and as clean a replacement as you'll find Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Jul 22, 2015, 11:00 PM

DRIVING JOBS: The good, the bad and the really ugly!

Even if you love to drive, not all driving jobs are to be coveted Read More

Auto Enthusiasts Auto Industry Car Travel Jun 30, 2015, 11:35 AM

Cars that are the boxes they come in

Some vehicles still embrace the idea that boxy designs have their own appeal Read More

New Cars Used Cars Auto Enthusiasts Jun 18, 2015, 3:20 AM

Your guide to summer car shows across Canada

Here are a few highlights from the thousands of events taking place across Canada Read More

Auto Shows Classic Cars Jun 5, 2015, 5:00 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Mazda MX-5 is to lust after

The new fourth-generation model is easily the most lust-inducing of the MX-5 lineage Read More


10 great new and used car choices for recent grads

Yes, you've graduated but you may still need a little help making a wise car choice Read More

Car Buying New Cars Used Cars May 22, 2015, 5:50 AM

The good and the not-so-good of infotainment systems

A heads-up on the strengths and weaknesses of several popular systems Read More

Auto Technology Car Safety May 5, 2015, 1:35 AM

The worst road trip vehicles for the best drives

Our tongue-in-cheek suggestions for the worst possible vehicles for specific trips Read More

Car Travel Auto Industry People New Cars Apr 17, 2015, 11:50 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Fiat 500X in the wilds of Beverley Hills

Multiple model availability means there's a 500X to suit every buyer's whim Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Apr 17, 2015, 3:00 AM

Smart and Mercedes-Benz at the New York auto show

Urban-oriented focus of new-to-North America Smart Fortwo remains untouched Read More

Auto Shows Luxury Cars New Cars Apr 1, 2015, 7:30 PM

New American supercar to debut in the Big Apple

Lyons LM2 Streamliner will be revealed at the 2015 New York International Auto Show Read More

Auto Enthusiasts Auto Shows Future Cars Mar 26, 2015, 9:40 PM

10 Choice Cars for First Dates

Here are our 10 vehicle choices for making that first date one to remember Read More


2016 Kia Sorento First Drive

Third-generation Kia Sorento is more polished and competitive than ever Read More

New Cars Mar 5, 2015, 11:25 PM

Canada's most fuel-efficient AWD SUVs

It's not just hybrids that can deliver impressive fuel-economy figures Read More


What cars are best at retaining their value?

Canadian Black Book announces its 2015 Retained Value Award winners Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Feb 12, 2015, 5:20 PM

Concepts and Exotics at the Canadian International Auto Show

Here are more than two-dozen cars that will get eyes popping and tongues wagging Read More


16 cars for under $16K

You might be surprised at what you can get for less than $16,000 Canadian nowadays Read More


Highlights from the 2015 North American International Auto Show

From tiny electric vehicles to Le Mans racers, Detroit has something to satisfy everybody Read More



The 10 Best Engines for 2015

Ward's annual 10 Best Engines list holds a few surprises Read More